Bettering Health through Community Partnerships with Brooke Townsend of BCBSOK

Conversations on Care with OAHP

May 24 2022 • 15 mins

Oklahoma is home to some of the worst health outcome rankings in the country, driven in part by factors outside of health care such as food insecurity and unstable housing. Fortunately, hundreds of local nonprofits across the state are working to address the core issues that lead to poor health outcomes.

Brooke Townsend, director of community affairs for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, shares how social factors influence overall health outcomes and how BCBSOK partners with community organizations to help enhance the health and well-being of Oklahomans.